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of you folks in the political swamp. former president george w. bush said he had a good time but is never coming back. what he thinks he can do for mitt romney. >>> good morning from washington, d.c. it's wednesday, july 18th, 2012. this is the daily rundown. i'm luke russert, filling in for mr. chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. mitt romney is aggressively trying to shift the spotlight off his bane background and unreleased tax returns, escalating a counter attack on the president, out with a new ad, continuing the line of attack of croneyism. >> where did all the obama stimulus money go, friends, donors, campaign supporters, special interest groups. >> romneyng thatucce ere partly education and infrastructure or as the president awkwardly put it, if you got a business, you didn't build that. >> to say that steve jobs didn't build apple, that henry ford didn't build ford motor, that -- that papa john didn't build papa john pizza, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it's insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in america. >> but romney'
to include the affluent and any renewal of the george w. bush era tax cuts. people out there in the country, as you mentioned, are trying to get a job. they see the immense challenges this nation faces. why is congress once again going to the bitter end on partisan issues at the expense of the american people? >> well, i'm ready to work to get people back to work. when bernanke was on capitol hill yesterday he said congress should act quickly to pull the united states back from the -- looking into the abyss with this fiscal cliff. yet the person who threw down the gauntlet was patty murray, leader of the democratic party, who said i would rather go over the cliff. that's what she said, she would rather go over the cliff in terms of what's happening with taxes. i think we should not raise taxes on anyone. the president agreed two years ago we shouldn't raise taxes on anyone in economic times like these, but the economy, luke, is worse now than it was two years ago. so, if it was a bad idea then, it is a worse idea now. i want to keep the tax rates as they are for at least a year, when we can
on social issues. white evangelical voters have been part of the conversation for a decade. 78% for george w. bush in 2004 and they were a full 23% of the electorate. that grew in 2008, but senator obama made a dent in an otherwise big gap. the current president won over 60% of the remaining electorate and the tea party in 2009 and 2010 with the leaders inside and outside having an evangelical background. will they show up in droves for mitt romney in november? he will trouble with both groups and a laundry list grab their attention until they settled on rick santorum for nearly a dozen victories. good news for the president's oppone opponent, they showed his moerm an faith didn't prevent supporters from voting for him and his faith is more accepted when it links to christianity are explained. a stronger network of tea party conservatives prepared to mobilize voters for a close election and we will talk more about the groups with david brody for the christian broadcasting network and the author of a new book called the tea va njelicals. it was an unholy appliance for a while. evangelicals an
with former president george w. bush on the campaign trail yet. peter alexander is covering the romney campaign and joins us now. peter, what do we know about this event tonight out there in wyoming? we heard that foster freeze will be out there, liz cheney, what is the campaign going for out there? >> who you will see will be dick cheney for first time opening up his home for the romney fund-raiser tonight, expected to raise roughly $2 million which luke, in itself, is historic. most money raised at a fund-raiser in wyoming state history it is being reported right now. the people you are not going to see there tonight no karl rove, condoleezza rice, the head of a private equity firm and another beef executive, beef company executive expected to be there as well. what this really says more than anything else, it says a lot about this relationship between dick cheney and mitt romney. and in some ways it is the passing of the torch. dick cheney is the living thread of -- for four of the last five republican presidencies. in the words of liz cheney this say person, mitt romney is, that di
in grand junction, colorado. george w. bush hasn't been on a national ballot in eight years but his tax cuts are front and center. the president opens up a new attack against mitt romney trying to drive a wedge between the middle class tax cuts and tax breaks for the rich. >> it's time to let the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, folks like myself, to expire. >> the white house vowed that the president will veto any legislation that includes tax cut extensions for the wealthy. it's a promise though the president has made before during his first campaign for president. >> let's roll back the bush tax cuts that went to the wealthiest americans. >> and again in 2010. >> how do you get up here and talk about how you care so deeply about the deficit and yet you want to perpetuate a tax cut that costs $700 billion. with a b. >> four months later he signed the extension of all the tax cuts. now, all of this is about trying to put romney on the defensive and actually highlight romney's own personal wealth. and the president is trying again. >> let's not hold the vast majority of americans
the already dismal 11% george w. bush picked up in 2004. romney speaks today as less about the probably impossible task of moving african-american vote nears his column than it is about making his candidacy more appealing to white suburban voters. the naacp convention has been dominated by republican driven voter i.d. efforts in the states that many african-american voters see and intends to disenfranchise them. romney's already difficult task got harder yesterday when attorney general holder delivered a blistering speech framing texas' proposed voter i.d. law as a segregationist effort to erode african-american turnout. >> under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo i.d. but student i.d.s would not. many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> that reference was not in holder's prepared remarks. after holder spoke the convention pass ad resolution saying that the contempt citation that the republican hous
a baby. [ male announcer ] "the campaign." >>> so what do former president george w. bush and president barack obama have in common? well, they both won the same nine battleground states on the way to the white house. former president bush did it in 2004 and of course president obama in 2008. today, we're going to take a look at those nine battleground states. but let's start with a quick refresher. back in 2004, show you the maps of how bush beat kerry. here you go, as you can see. almost all red except on the coasts, near the great lakes. basically, if your state touched water, you voted for kerry, except if you touched southern warm water. here was the obama map. if you will, this, of course, took -- made a lot of those red states blue, went down farther, the mid-atlantic seaboard and showed that, yes, even the southern waters with was warm to the democratic party in the blue, if you will. so we're going to start with, what about those states that went obama and bush and show you what it looks like if the kerry states stay in the democratic column and go from there. let me take you t
you know, steve? >> no. three? >> one. george h.w. bush. four vice presidents elevated during the 20th century due to the death of a president and nixon became president eight years after leaving the v.p.'s office. bush 41 the only sitting president to be elected but you noted that al gore did win the popular vote as sitting vice president. i'll leave that debate to another day. >> we'll never resolve hull fo in that question. do you have a political trivia question you think should be on the show? e-mail us at dailyrundown apt msnbc.com. we'll be right back. edback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car, and your good driving can save you up to 30%. you could even try it without switching your insurance. why not give it a shot? carry on. now you can test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. our current dividend tax rate will expire this year, sending taxes through the roof and hindering economic recovery. the consequences? millions of americans will see their taxes on dividend inc
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